February 7, 2014

Vic Mahfood

abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words

Developer Quote: "PocketPhonics teaches kids letter sounds, first words and handwriting. It is used in hundreds of elementary schools and pre-schools, and tens of thousands of homes."

- COST:    Free     - APP STORE STARS:     4-1/2
- Categories: Education, Elementary School, Entertainment, Games, Preschool, Universal

Teach your children everything you can as early as you can to produce lovers of learning for life. Do it in a highly entertaining and effective way, and you'll find a child who is going to love time spent in school. abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words is an excellent app associated with Common Core State Standards. Excellent teaching methodology can be found here to complement and boost your child's education.

With this app, a certificate is emailed to you each time your child masters a set of letter sounds or writing a group of letters. Certificates may be printed thus providing a tangible show of achievement. What a wonderful boost of self esteem to a child!

Your child will enjoy the following features of this educational abc learning iPhone, iPad app:

1) Letter sounds are taught in small groups and a child is shown how to blend them to sound out words (e.g c-a-t is cat).

2) PocketPhonics shows children how to write letters using an arrow they can follow with their finger or stylus.

3) PocketPhonics supports two different writing styles, and for each style, kids can write in lowercase, uppercase and cursive.

4) By registering, parents and teachers can monitor kids’ progress online, and receive a weekly email on their child's progress.

5) A child’s progress is tracked across multiple devices.

6) As the child learns something, the emphasis is switched to what they next need to learn.

7) PocketPhonics focuses solely on letter sounds so children can learn to read more quickly.

8) PocketPhonics teaches the sounds for all the letters in the alphabet plus over 30 letter sounds like ‘sh’ and ‘ch’, because they are key to reading so many frequently-used words.

9) Using a unique, “letter sounds make words” spelling game, children learn how to sound out and spell 160 frequently used words.

Your iPad or iPhone is such an excellent teaching device, you should enjoy its benefits at all times! You can't always drop your chores to sit with your kids teaching what they must know. However, this app can certainly be somewhat of a substitute teacher for a parent from time to time! Let the children learn to read and write using great electronic tools, bright colors and friendly characters with abcPocketPhonics.
--Date/Version: Updated 2/6/14 - Version 2.4.1
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 6.0 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Developer: Apps in My Pocket



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